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. >>> france is calling for the u.n. security council to dump the resolution condemning syrian president bashar al assad for attacking the french embassy in damascus. the attack left three french workers injured. supporters of assad stormed the french and u.s. embassies on monday. rioters damaged the french ambassador's car and broke embassy windows. the french foreign ministry criticized the security forces for improperly dealing with the attack and ignoring obligations under international law. french prime minister francois fillon said in a radio program on tuesday that president assad had gone way beyond the limit. fillon said france and other european countries are calling for the u.n. security council to adopt a resolution denouncing assad. on tuesday all 15 members of the u.n. security council approved a statement that condemns the attacks against the u.s. and french embassies in damascus. >>> u.n. women is an organization launched in january and released its first report on july 6th, focusing on violence against women. the report says that worldwide surveys show 90% of the cases of viole
caused the crash. six french soldiers serving with the u.n. peacekeeping force has been injured in a roadside bomb blast. this happened near a port city. hospital sources say one of the injured is in critical condition. people last four of the investigation to began and for the colts to -- have asked for th investigation t began and 40 call press to be caught. the food airlift was supposed to begin today to somalia and kenya. now it will fly on wednesday. 11 million people are threatened by famine, hundreds of thousands are waiting for food in camps all along the horn of africa. >> they keep on streaming into kenya even of the camp is bursting at the scenes. there are 400,000 people here and much more are arrive every day. many are in a desperate state. the international community is planning to deliver aid directly to somalia. >> we have to make every effort possible to bring help inside somalia both to prevent people from having to take the long walk to assistance across borders and then potentially create a refugee problem. also, because time is not our friend. >> the situati
for health. >> we are dying in the absence of humanitarian assistance, where is the u.n., where is the muslim world? we are suffering so the world should take action to save our lives. >> the united states is looseening rules meant to prevent funds from falling into the hands of al-qaeda-linked groups, al-shabab. >> aid going to refugee camps has no real down side. this is a massive humanitarian crisis wh 11 million people threatened by it. the concern policy makers have the aid organizations forceed to pay taxes to al-shabab or kick backs, this is something financially bull sters the organization. >> somalia is the most dangerous country in the world to work in, frequent kidnapings, killings. because of the drought they have recently resended that ban. >> they are rethinking the idea, you have 5,000 smallies going into ethiopia and 110,000 refugees and over 300,000 somalia refugees in kenya. 1 of al-shabab's recruiting tools is to say they are able to govern the territory they hold better than the competitor. the drought is driving people out of the areas is giving lie to that claim. >> they
with endorsement from member states on thursday. barbra looks at how the u.n. is making room for its newest member. >> the republic of south sudan will become the newest member of the united nations, but the hall of the general assembly is full so the u.n. is looking at the possibility of squeezing in another desk although there seems to be technical difficulties with that. there's the holy sea and the palestine observer mission, but that would be a bit awkward because the palestinians are looking to make a bid for their own statehood late they are month. at any trait u.n. will try to find a way to put them in probably between south africa spained and then it will have to find its diplomatic space. south sudan will most likely find its allies with other states some fear they may be at war in the future with -- whatever the case, it will take some diplomatic musical chairs to steat south sudanese into the united nations. after they get their assets they will come out here and hoist their flags. i am hearing they may rent state in another african mission to make them just one of two u.n. members tha
and the u.n.. >> the hacking scandal forces rupert murdoch to abandon his bid for b sky b. and key demand for protectors. >> it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london broadcasting in the u.s. on pbs and are run the world. this is newsday. >> in its main commercial city, mumbai has been hit by three coordinated bombings, leaving 21 people dead and hundreds more injured. it is the first attack since the islamic extremist attack in 2008. >> it was the evening rush hour when the bombs went off. three of them within 15 minutes. all targeted busy locations at a busy time of day. many people were on their way home from work. one eyewitness said he saw to duck -- two motorbike to explode in flames and the injured screaming for help. well over 100 people wounded in what president obama and condemned as outrageous attacks. many have lost limbs. >> the blast happened about 6:45 p.m., within minutes of each other. we feel this was a coordinated attack by terrorists. >> the first bomb went off at 6:54 p.m. at the jewelry market. a minute later, the opera house of district was attacke
norway to remember the victims of friday's gun and bomb attacks. the u.n. calls for massive action in the horn of africa as the somali ministers warned millions could starve to death. it is a 11:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. here in singapore, broadcasting to viewers on pbs and around the world. this is "newsday." president barack obama has warned the republican party that they were playing a dangerous game in the country's approach to resolving its debt crisis. in a live broadcast to the nation, he said the failure to solve the problem with tax increases would damage the economy. he also accused many of his republican opponents of refusing to compromise and allow for a temporary revising of official limits on arwin. >> despite our disagreements, republican leaders and i have found common ground before. and i believe that enough members of both parties will ultimately lead us put party politics aside and help us make progress. i realize that a lot of the new members of congress and i do not see eye to eye on many issues, but we were each elected by some of the same
of dutch u.n. peace keepers when it was overrun by seren force -- serb forces in july 1995. eight muslims were killed. they should have been protected by dutch troops. peter reports. >> july, 1995. a so called u.n. safe area. but one that was overrun by bosnian serb forces. the bosnian muslims thought they had the protection of dutch u.n. peace keepers. they were wrong. about 8,000 muslim men and boys were massacred by the bosnian serbs. today in a surprise legal ruling, a court in the netherlands decided that the dutch government bore some responsibility. the presiding judge said the appeals court believed the dutch state acted illegally towards three bosnian muslims and would have to pay compensation. it's been a long, painful legal ordeal for the relatives of the victims. >> i am after the killers of my family, the serbs, who live in bosnia. one of them even works in the same building where i work, can you imagine that? i have to go to my office every day to the same building, and he is still there. so believe me, it's just one of the cases i have been dealing with for the last 10, 15
. >> nice to see you. second of all, boy, this is a heavy piece. is this... the u.n. soldier, is this a true story? >> it's inspired by a true story of a real woman. >> jon: and she was attempting to... there was i guess sex trafficking of underage women by u.n. soldiers, peacekeepers? >> she was peacekeeper and went to bosnia and she slowly uncovered this huge scandal. i mean, there was corruption at the corporate level by the private contracting company that hired her, by the u.n., by the state department, by the u.s. government. i mean, there were layer points. it was an old-fashioned thriller. it's someone trying to unravel a web of deceit and lies. >> jon: i am going to lose faith in our institutions if this type of thing... >> no, jon, you? surely not. [laughter] >> jon: surely the u.n. mismanaged military contractors in a war-torn nation. i'm really somewhat upset. now, were you able to film... >> in bosnia, no. we filmed in romania. so bucharest doubled for late '90s bosnia. >> jon: i have been to bucharest in the early '90s or late '80s i spent an hour layover. [laughter] >> in the
of the. the u.n. in 2007 passed the u.n. declaration of the rights of indigenous peoples and it sets forth the landmark new standard for the survival and dignity and well-being of the world's indigenous peoples, including here in the united states. and these are rights that encompass all of our aspirations as american indians that harry dressed to the they've human rights declaration. and the obama administration endorsed that dream meant to go back in washington d.c. so we now see a new order and to stand at the threshold of implementing the u.n. declaration in this minimum standards and to our american domestic life and social aid. and they think if we can raise our domestic laws so that it comports with all of these minimum standards by the u.n. that it will strengthen federal indian law. it will result in discarding these nefarious legal doctrines that have become embedded in our federal and he and mom and make our nation a better place in a postcolonial world. the u.n. declarations arise from notions of equality, notions of justice, notions of self determination, notions that th
. >> the judge has confirmed his identity in the hague. he will be officially charged before extradition to the u.n. war crimes tribunal. what's this arrest brings to a close of our cooperation with the hague tribunal. -- >> this arrest brings to a close our cooperation with they hague tribunal. we'll continue to live up to our obligations. >> he was a leader in the minority. he was accused of orchestrating a massacre where an estimated 260 croatian prisoners were murdered. it is for this crime that he will face trial. he went into hiding after the indictment was issued in 2004. with his arrest, serbia is garnering praise throughout europe. >> this is a milestone for international justice. this is a step towards strengthening international law. >> and serbia moves forward to do with the problems of the past. a future that i believe that has a strong european perspective. >> the government of serbia hopes they will be considered for eu membership. with goran hadzic soon behind bars, a dark chapter in european history will be at an end. >> 3 million people could soon starve to death in somalia. the u
's where the militant group denies that there is a family inin the country. they say the u.n. is exaggerating the drought severity for political reasons, therefore aid restrictions will remain in place. still the u.n. is saying it will work where it's feasible. >> thousands fleeing somalia. i must warn you, you may find this report from our correspondent distressing. >> they fled from southern somalia where they claim there is no famine, that the u.n.'s declaration of one is political. a baby's body lies next to those still fighting. still fighting for their lives. the crude measure of this humanitarian crisis. the combination of war and drought have created a devastating emergency. the capital mowing did issue is not safe. but it's still a magnet for people in need. >> this is habiba. she is 8 years old and taking care five children. the father and mother died because of disease. >> al sha bad which has links to al qaeda controls the area where somalis are now starving to death. it's now made clear it will continue to control the activity of aid agencies. >> the agencies we
are struggling to cope. the u.n. say they gave it -- they give basic rations to everyone who comes here. but some refugees claim they wait for days or weeks without getting any proper food supplies. >> unless we could get humanitarian aid into this part of the world and scale operations to meet the growing need, this crisis could turn into a catastrophe. that is what we have to stop. >> the most vulnerable are the malnourished children have just arrived. often, they die within a day or so of getting here. so, the graveyards are filling up fast. mainly it is children and babies buried here. families to come in search of food and water have found death instead. >> heartbreaking images there from east africa. in other news, casey antony was found not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter in florida. she was killed of first-degree murder. her daughter was missing in june of 2008 and was found dead at three months later. the medical examiner was unable to determine how the child died. syrian security forces are reported to have shot and killed at least six anti-government protestors. this comes an
-shabab says there is no famine in the country and accuses the u.n. of examined -- a guy during the drive for political reasons. aid agencies remain in place. caroline hawley reports. you may find some of these images distressing. >> the refugee camps in kenya. the body of a charm lies next to those still struggling for life. -- of a child lies next to those still struggling for life. a combination of war and drought has created a devastating emergency, displacing huge numbers of somalis with in their own country, too. the capital, mogadishu, is not safe. it is still a magnet for people in need. >> she is 80 years old and she is taking care of five children. she is the grandmother. the father and mother died because of disease. >> the hardline islamic group al-shabab has links to al qaeda and is fighting the western government of somalia. the government is in control of olli the center of the capital. is these areas where somalis are starving to death. al-shabab has made clear it will continue the activities -- to disrupt the activities of agencies. >> agencies we band before are still ba
. they accuse the u.n. of exaggerating the drop for political reasons. al-shabab's spokesperson said the foreign aid agencies -- its ban on foreign aid agencies remain in place. you may find some of these imaging -- images distressing. >> in kenya, the body of a child lies next to those still fighting for life. >> there is still so much need. there is no flesh underneath. >> the combination of war and drought have created a devastating emergency, displacing huge numbers of somalis within their own country, too. the capital of mogadishu is not safe, but still a magnet for people in need. >> she is 80 years old and is taking care of five children. she is the grandmother. the founder and mother died because of disease. -- the father and mother died because of disease. >> al-shabab, which has admitted to links with al qaeda, is fighting the government of somalia. they control some of the southern and central parts of the country. the government is in control of just the center of the capital. it seems that many are starving to death. the u.n. declared this week that a state of famine now exists. al-
the worst unitarian disaster in the world. that is how the u.n. commissioner for refugees is describing be drought ravaging east africa. -- describing the drought ravaging east africa. currently, more than 350,000 people are sheltering in a camp in kenya. it is from there that we were sent this report. >> every day, they wait. they are weary and hungry. more than 1000 people desperate to enter into the camp. some have been walking for days. this story is oppressively familiar. the drought broke earlier. she had to leave a sick relative like so many others. he told me to save myself. save the children. don't stay around me to die. some of the village are already dead. this man right here with his wife and parents. on the long walk from somalia, his son died. he was crying all the time, there was nothing we could do. he was so hungry. he just gave up. we buried him by the roadside. the camp here is now overflowing. there are too many people calling out for help. >> it was billed for 90,000 people but it is already 370,000 people here and the camp director told me that it will reach half a
with its worst drought in 60 years. what can the u.n. do about it? we've frowill hear from the head of their emergency relief fund. on the latest leg of a tour of canada, the duke and duchess of cambridge will visit one of the country's most remote and populated regions. yellowknife is the capital of the northwest territories. it is renowned for its midnight sun. it's the last few days of this trip. the couple will be kept very busy during the day as well. now this report. >> they are more than halfway through the canadian terps, h --canadian tour. for william it was the day he learned a new skill as a search and rescue pilot called water--, landing on water. that is a technique the canadians have perfected. kate watched as william made more than a dozen landings from different angles and assimilated positions. he displayed a significant level of piloting skills. then kate joined william for a dragon race. everybody was friends with each other until the starting signal was given. whereupon it was a furious dash to the finish line. williams got their first. the winner's champagne was
execution. the former ambassador to the u.n. is involved now, but, first, a former prosecutor. why is this case getting so much national and now international attention? >>guest: well, i am glad it is getting some attention because people should be outraged and there should be protests at this. this is a political question that should be presented to the united states supreme court that has something to do with clemency if that is how the obama administration feels they should deal with the board of pardon. why on the eve of a throw day trial are they doing what i think is unseemly. this is a death, grow desk murder of a 16-year-old girl left dead and naked, strangled on the side of a dirt road with a metal pole sticking out of her body. should i take this to be some kind of indication by the obama administration they think those kinds of brew dallas murders of young girls are worth the ultimate punishment? is that the message? the real question here is, if this guy did not get his rights and was not told as an illegal from mexico that he could have spoken to the mexico counsul bef
is for a negotiated peace, know the to be many he posed u.n. resolution. the u.n. can decide that the earth was flat. the u.n. can decide that the unis is flat and rotates around the earth. they can decide anything and they have. they can decide anything they want. what really decides the future is what happens here between us and between-- and to get peace between us and the palestinians, we need to negotiate peace. i think to the extent that one-sided anti-israel resolutions are frontloaded in the u.n., that actually pushes peace back and tells the palestinians you don't even have to try, you don't have to negotiate, you'll always get the approval of a large number of countries so you really don't have to make concessions, that you have make, in order to make peace because typically the conversation is what are the concessions that israel makes? to get peace you need concessions from both sides. and one-sided u.n. resolution would actually harden palestinian positions and there by push peace away. you know, at the end, at the end of the day, the beginning of a real day of peace, peace has to be ne
think we not only have to halt that but go in and strengthen that body of law. the u.n. in if 2007 passed the u.n. declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples, and it sets forth landmark new standards for the survival and the dignity and the well being of the world's indigenous peoples including here in the united states. and these are rights that encompass all of our aspirations as american indians that are addressed in that comprehensive human rights deck a ration -- declaration. and the obama administration officially endorsed that three month ago back in washington d.c. so we, we now see a new order and a stand at the threshold of implementing that u.n. declaration and those minimum standards into our american domestic law and social policy, and i think that if we can raise our domestic law so that it comports with all of these minimum standards by the u.n., that it will strengthen federal indian law, it will result in discarding these nefarious legal doctrines that have become embedded in our federal end yang law and make our nation a better place, you know, in a postcolon
to start watching the arab league push for this? h. >> the hope for peace is a negotiated peace. the u.n can decide the earth is flat and they can decide anything, and they have. they can decide anything they want. what really decides the future is what happens here between us and our neighbors and to get peace we need to negotiate the peace. i think to the extent the resolutions are passed and the anti-israeli resolutions are front loaded in the u.n and that pushes them back. it tells them you don't even have to try. you don't have to negotiate. you will always get the approval of a large number of countries. you don't have to make the concessions that you will have to make in order to make peace. typically it is what are the concessions that israel makes. you need concessions from both sides. a one-sided u.n resolution would harden the palestinians' positions and there by push peace away at the end of the day, the beginning of a real day of peace, peace has to be negotiated .'s -- negotiated jie. is the united states giving assurances they will do whatever it takes to block any actual
murdoch and his media empire. germany pushes for a resolution against syria at the u.n. security council in new york. -- prevails in a throughly sprint finish to win his first tour de france. british lawmakers have summoned rupert murdoch and his top executives for questioning the scandal that his on his media outlets, spied on politicians, celebrities, and the victims of crimes. according to police, investigations into those charges are being blocked by his employees. gordon brown has now accused the news managers of hiring criminals to obtain his private information. >> he is what the highest level victims of the hacking scandal. the former prime minister gordon brown. brown has accused the british newspapers of illegally obtaining private information about his family. he alleges the use this information to publish the news that his newborn son was suffering from cystic fibrosis. a new police investigation will ensure that the culprits are punished. >> this looks like yet another example of an appalling invasion of privacy and had been a personal data. my heart goes out to gordon brown
, queuing for petrol. the u.n. warns of the affects of libya eswar on ordinary people. >> and the olympics in 20 12. but will this youngster be beaten by politics rather than her opponent? hello. the game of political brinkmanship played out in the united states really is reaching its 11th hour. the deadline for extending the u.s. debt ceiling and avoiding a default on those debts is just days away. republicans and democrats still refuse to settle on a compromise deal. barack obama sticks to raising taxes. >> america is a week away from the unthinkable. world's most reliable borrower unable to repay its debt. in a hastily-arranged press conference, president obama smained. >> defaulting on our obligations is a reckless and irresponsible outcome to this debate. >> he warns a default would trip the downgrade of american rates sending mortgages and car loans soaring. >> it's a dangerous game we have never played before, and we can't afford to play it now. not when the jobs and lifely hoods of so many families are at stake. we can't allow the american people become collateral damage to politic
trying to survive in the horn of africa is far outstripping the ability of anyone to help. the u.n.'s chief refugee official said today the crisis in somalia alone is the worst humanitarian disaster in the world. to give an idea of the scale he was visiting a refugee camp the size of cleveland. tony guidea has more. >> reporter: look into this child's eyes, he knows something you and i will never know how it feels to be desperately hungry. there are many children like him in this hospital in mogadishu, mall nourished children, some close to death, all refugees from the drought and violence destroying somalia. >> if you are a hungry person, somebody once told me, it feels as if there is bleach in your belly, it hurts so much. >> reporter: bettina speaks for the world food program, the organization will feed 6 million people in the horn 6 africa this year, but that's not nearly enough. >> we are in the middle of a perfect storm. >> reporter: the horn of africa is choking on the dust of the worst drought in 60 years. combine that with the massacre by islamic militants in southern soma
died as a result of the crackdown. jibral said he respected the german abstention in the u.n. vote but action is needed as the war against muammar gaddafi drags on. >> thursday was the third time that the german foreign ministry has meet with the leader of the transitional government of libya. they call for more than just moral support for the rebel movement. >> we are asking for the release of libyan assets frozen abroad. we need those funds to help us fight gaddafi. support for those wounded in the war would be very welcome. >> germany has not provided the rebels with arms. their support has been in on military nature. the german government has concentrated on diplomatic support for the anti gaddafi movement. >> the assets that have been frozen belong to the libyan people and we're working with to make sure that the money is used for their benefit. we need to step up the pressure and pace in doing that. >> the foreign minister is due to meet his turkish counterpart in istanbul on friday, support for the libyan rebels is sure to be on the agenda for their talks. >> a united nation
react swiftly if their children are approached by neo-nazis on line. >> the u.n. has called an emergency meeting in rome to mobilize aid for east africa. millions of people are facing starvation. the u.n. declared the first >> in 20 years in southern somalia. every day, thousands of people are crossing the border from somalia into ethiopia and kenya in search of food. -- the u.n. declared the first famine in 20 years and southern somalia. there are plans to start air lifting assistance within days. on to some sports news. luxembourg's -- has won the last stage of the tour de france. he crossed the line after a grueling right that included a three high-altitude climes. he was still 15 seconds short of taking the overall leader's jersey. moving on to soccer now with a double dose of testosterone. paraguay and venezuela faced off at the semifinal at the copa america on wednesday. paraguay one in a penalty shootout and that is when the fist's started flying. >> they kept their nerve. jubilation for the favorites after a disappointing game. the match ended in a scoreless draw up. venezuela cr
. the u.n. gives basic rations to everyone who comes here, but some refugees complain that they can wait for days or even weeks without getting any proper food supplies. >> unless we can get humanitarian aid into this part of the world, unless we can scale up our operations to meet the growing need, this crisis could turn into a catastrophe. that is what we have to stop. >> the most vulnerable of this camp are the monetarist -- malnourished children who have just arrived. often, they die within a day or so of getting here. the graveyards are filling up fast. it is mainly children and babies buried here. families who come in search of food and water have found that instead. -- death instead. >> hard braking scenes from east africa. in other news from around the world -- heartbreaking scenes from east africa. in other news from a round the world, casey anthony was cleared of first-degree murder. her daughter went missing in june, 2008, and was found dead three months later. the medical examiner was not able to determine how the child died. syrian forces have shot and killed at least six an
experiment in nearby uganda. the u.n. has been restricted food handouts to people in one region to try to make them less dependent on aid, but an increasing number of families in this area are complaining of severe shortages and some are sending their children to the capital to beg. our correspondent reports. >> tiny hands outstretched. a child begs for money on a busy street. he is 3 years old. he is not the only one. their families know they're here. their job is to send money back home. guided by a charity helping the children, i established that he is being looked after by a 13-year-old girl. >> i took them over to the village and headed off to find their families. it's in one of the poorest places in the world. it is also the focus of a u.n. experiment to try to end people's reliance on aid. the last time i was here in january, i found children so hungry that they were having to eat raw get skin. this time we found his village. charities say more and more children like him are being sent to beg because of the shortage of food. everybody recognizes him, none tries to hide that thei
scandal. and a year after floods devastated pakistan, we talk to the man in charge of the u.n. relief operation. it is 9:00 a.m. and singapore. >> it is 2:00 a.m. in london, broadcasting on pbs in america and around the world, this is "newsday." >>> hello and welcome. rebel leaders in that libya say their military leader, general younes, has been shot dead. the head of the council said he was killed by an armed gang after he was recalled from the front to appear before a judicial committee. >> for many years, younes was firmly at colonel gaddafi's side. when the conflict broke out in february, he was one of the first high-profile figures to defect. though he became the man who led the note rebels' military against colonel gaddafi, it seems he was never fully trusted by the insurgents. some suggest that his presence spearheading their efforts to topple the government deeply uncomfortable. nor was he ever given by the gaddafi inner circle. either way, his death has come under strange circumstances. the chairman of the national transitional council said that general younes was shot short
for the deaths of three muslim men during the war. the town was under the protection of u.n. peacekeepers when it was overrun in 1995 and 8000 muslims were killed. >> july, 1995, a so-called u.n. safe area but one that was overrun by bosnian serb forces. the bosnian muslims thought they had the protection of the dutch u.n. peacekeepers. they were wrong. 8000 muslim men and boys were massacred by the bosnian serbs. today in a surprise ruling, a court and the netherlands decided that the dutch government bore some responsibility. >> the presiding judge said the appeals court believed the dutch state had acted illegally towards three bosnian muslims and would have to pay compensation. it has been a long, painful legal ordeal for the relatives of the victims. >> im' after the killers of my family, the serbs, who lives in bosnia. one of them works in the same building i work. can you imagine that? i have to go to my office every day and he is still there. it is one of the cases i have been dealing with for the last 10-15 years cari >> the families have filed the lawsuit because the three bosnian me
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